About Free & Equal

Creating open and transparent elections that gives power back to the individual voter.

Our Mission

Free & Equal Elections Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization, whose mission is to shift the power back to the individual voter through education.

“More Voices, More Choices.”

You can follow our progress implementing this mission by clicking on any of our initiatives to the right.

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Initiatives

Open Debates

Recognizing all candidates & bringing more voices to the national debate.

Election Assistant

An interactive guide to all candidates, issues, and voting procedures.

United We Stand

A major music festival in L.A. + nationwide university bus tour.

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Founding

Free & Equal Elections Foundations (formerly Foundation for Free Campaigns and Elections) was organized in October of 1982 and reorganized by Christina Tobin, an American activist and leader in the election reform and voters’ rights movements, in 2008.  Free & Equal is dedicated to creating open and transparent elections that give power back to the individual voter. We strive to create a system in which all citizens are equal in their ability to participate.

The Free & Equal movement will shift power away from the controlling few and back to freedom, liberty, and prosperity for all, in the true spirit of the United States Constitution. Through positive, peaceful action by activists and third parties, America can fulfill its promise of free and equal elections.

New Initiatives to Accomplish Our Goals

Our first project is to build an elections database including candidate information on federal, state and local levels. This data will be easily accessible through Free & Equal’s website and will act as a one-stop-shop for candidate information. Our new database will allow voters to find information on a candidate’s history, past voting record and political donations from special interest groups. To build upon this, our database will be paired with our brand new website, which will feature a coalition of similar freedom-minded groups and vetted organizations who are committed to fighting special interests and corporations. Free & Equal is also working to establish of a Los Angeles studio for the Free & Equal Network to educate America properly and fairly during all campaigns and elections. Kicking off on May 10th, 2014 at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion, Free & Equal will host a ten-city university bus tour. Headlining musical performers at UCLA include Public Enemy, founders of Wu-Tang Clan, Immortal Technique, Playing for Change, The Siren, Cynic, Rooftop Revolutionaries, and more. Keynote speakers include media legend Larry King, New York Times bestselling author Marianne Williamson, and David Bronner (Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps CEO). The United We Stand movement is an educational movement, uniting honest media, arts, leaders, thinkers, celebrities, companies, and more.

During the 2012 elections, Free & Equal hosted an open presidential debate on Oct. 23 at the Hilton Chicago, moderated by broadcast journalist Larry King. All six top Presidential candidates were invited.  Those choosing to participate in the debate represented the Libertarian, Green, Justice and Constitution parties. A second debate was held on the eve of Election Day in Washington, D.C.  In the time leading  up to the debates, Free & Equal trended in the Top 10 on Twitter. The debates were broadcast worldwide on C-SPAN, MSNBC, CNN Radio, RT America, Al Jazeeera, as well as live on OraTV, YouTube, and the Free & Equal website with an estimated viewing audience of 20 million!  These debates provided a chance for millions of young people to become educated and involved – and they loved it! Free & Equal changed the national dialogue. Now That’s A Debate! The debates brought attention to the real issues facing our country including foreign policy, the economy, and civil rights, rather than topics that divide us as a nation. We sought ideas from all sides of the spectrum and in so doing greatly enhanced our national reservoir of ideas and started working our way towards new solutions. Free & Equal believes that all ballot-qualified candidates should have the opportunity to participate in debates. To this end, Free & Equal hosted presidential debates in 2012 and in 2008. These events were the only presidential debates featuring independent and third party candidates to be broadcast live to a nationwide audience.

F.A.Q.

What exactly is Free & Equal?

Free & Equal Elections is a 501(c)(3) non-profit formed to break the stranglehold of the two-party system and reform the electoral system throughout the United States.

What makes Free & Equal different?

What sets Free & Equal apart is our ability to reach both the Left and the Right, ensuring all voices are heard.

How can I help?

For far too long, the political establishment has gone unchecked, with no one to stand in their way. Free & Equal intends to change that with our tireless work ethic and the new initiatives we have under way, but we can’t do it with our your support! Help us keep elections FREE and EQUAL, by volunteering or making a tax-free donation today! VolunteerDonate